A Saudi woman has reportedly delivered 5 babies at Maternity and Children’s Hospital in Al-Ahsa. The babies – three boys and two girls – are weighing between 1,000 and 1,195 grams. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Saudi mother was admitted to the hospital a week before her successful cesarean section was conducted.
The Health of Babies
The operation was conducted by a team of doctors and staff. The number of doctors who were involved in this successful case was 13 while a team of the technical staff was comprised of 45 members. The mother delivered 5 healthy babies: 3 boys and 2 girls. They weigh between 2.2 and 2.6 pounds or 1000 to 1195 grams.
The newborn infants haven’t been discharged yet: they are incomplete observation in the neonatal intensive care unit. The mother and the children shall be soon discharged. We hope that Almighty give them a long and healthy life.
It got a lot of media attention
Indeed, the birth of quintuplets has bought joy to the family and has gained media attention. The news has been making rounds on social media where the users are congratulating the couple over the blessing and sending prayers for the little ones. We, at Life in Saudi Arabia, pray for the health of the mother and the kids!
This is not the first time that multiple births have taken place in Saudi Arabia. Even though they are rare, yet not new. In 2018, a Saudi couple who were already parents to four kids when they were informed that the mother is pregnant with sextuplets.
The mother gave them to birth at Lebanon's Saint George University Hospital under strict medical observations. By the grace of Allah, all were safe and healthy.
Earlier this year, septuplets were born to an Iraqi woman at the Diyala governorate. Unfortunately, out of 7 babies born, one could survive.
Source: Arab News